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Classic Film Series Begins 6th Year on March 8 at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York

The historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern New York is opening its 6th season of showcasing Hollywood’s classic films beginning March 8 with Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest.

Suffern, NY, March 04, 2008 --( The Lafayette Theatre’s Big Screen Classics Saturday morning classic film series begins its sixth year of showcasing films from the golden age of Hollywood on March 8 at 11:30 am with Alfred Hitchcock’s spy thriller North by Northwest, starring Cary Grant and presented in Technicolor. The weekly Big Screen Classics film series allows moviegoers the unique opportunity to experience classic films in the way they were meant to be seen: in the quality of 35mm film on a silver screen in a renovated and restored single-screen movie palace. This series is presented in cooperation with the Town of Ramapo. All of the films are screening in the finest studio and archive prints available and each show will feature pre-show music from the NYTOS Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. The Spring season runs from March 8 through June 21 and all tickets are $7.00 for each show.

Several highlights of the season include the area’s only screening of the original King Kong - celebrating its 75th Anniversary, Ray Harryhausen’s special effects blockbuster Jason and the Argonauts, Errol Flynn starring in The Adventures of Robin Hood – the most popular of all the swashbucklers, Charlie Chaplin’s silent classic City Lights, and the rarely-screened musical The Jolson Story.

Big Screen Classics Film Schedule, Spring 2008

3/8 North By Northwest (1959, directed by Alfred Hitchcock) - starring Cary Grant, presented in Technicolor

3/15 King Kong (1933, directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack) - starring Fay Wray – 75th Anniversary screening

3/22 Grand Hotel (1932, directed by Edmund Goulding) - starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore

3/29 Double Indemnity (1944, directed by Billy Wilder) - starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck

4/5 The Natural (1984, directed by Barry Levinson, presented in Dolby Stereo) - starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall

4/12 Jason and the Argonauts (1963, directed by Don Chaffey) – starring Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack. Special Visual Effects by Ray Harryhausen

4/19 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939, directed by Frank Capra) - starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur

4/26 Stairway to Heaven (1946, directed by Michael Powell, aka “A Matter of Life and Death”) – starring David Niven, Kim Hunter

5/3 Artists and Models (1955, directed by Frank Tashlin) – starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

5/10 The Lady from Shanghai (1948, directed by Orson Welles) – starring Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles

5/17 The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, directed by Michael Curtiz) – starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland

5/24 City Lights (1931, directed by Charles Chaplin) – starring Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill

5/31 In a Lonely Place (1950, directed Nicholas Ray) – starring Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame

6/7 His Girl Friday(1940, directed by Howard Hawks) – Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell

6/14 The Jolson Story (1946, directed by Alfred E. Green) – Starring Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes

6/21 The Cartoon and Comedy Carnival – a full program featuring classic short subjects with the Looney Tunes, the Three Stooges, and many more.

The Lafayette Theatre - named one of USA Today’s “10 Great Places to Revel in Cinematic Grandeur” - is a renovated and restored 1000-seat 1924 movie palace. Featuring a large auditorium, superb acoustics, clear sight lines, modern projection equipment, and the Ben Hall Memorial Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, the Lafayette Theatre is the premiere venue for classic films in the tri-state area. The Big Screen Classics series is a production of Nelson Page and the Town of Ramapo; the Director of Film Programming is Peter Apruzzese. The official website for the season is available at: . For further information, please contact Nelson Page at 201-413-1041, or via e-mail to

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